Magellan and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. have partnered to deliver commercial-grade truck navigation and Electronic Logging Device (ELD)-compliant Hours of Service tracking solutions to trucking businesses. With this agreement, Samsung mobile devices are a part of Magellan’s fleet management solutions portfolio.
According to the companies, Magellan’s fleet solutions can be integrated and pre-loaded across a range of commercial Samsung mobile devices, requiring minimal installation for drivers and offering device flexibility to align with customer needs and are available on the Samsung Galaxy E and Galaxy A tablets and select Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone models. This comprehensive approach delivers a top-quality hardware/software solution that is customizable and easy to deploy right out of the box. Synnex, an IT distributor, will serve as the distribution partner for this solution, which will be available late in Q2 of 2017 in the U.S.
Key features of the Magellan and Samsung solution, described by the companies, include:
- ELD-compliant Hours of Service: The ELD mandate takes effect in December. Magellan’s FMSCA-certified Hours of Service offers automated logging tools, reports and alerts to keep drivers on time and in compliance. A dispatch and backend web portal allows for efficient HOS, DVIR and IFTA reports, while on-device data transfer and co-driver support makes roadside inspections run more smoothly and efficiently.
- Magellan Fleet Navigation: Magellan’s commercial fleet navigation software delivers truck-specific map data — ranging from maximum vehicle heights on bridges to roads allowing hazardous containers — combined with Magellan’s industry-leading routing engine, to provide a safety-focused navigation experience to all truck carriers.
- Multi-Purpose Use: Drivers not only have a device that is built for high performance and efficiencies while on the job, and features defense-grade security with Samsung Knox; it also serves as a personal device that provides access to a driver’s favorite content, such as movies, books and music, for down-time while on the road.
“Helping the trucking industry be compliant with ELD standards by the end of the year is critical and Samsung is committed to bringing these solutions forward,” said Kevin Gilroy, executive vice president and general manager of Samsung Electronics America. “The Magellan HOS Compliance solution is a powerful, comprehensive product that brings the best of fleet navigation software to the market. We are excited to be working in close alignment with Magellan for this program.”
“Samsung’s commercial tablets with Magellan Fleet Navigation are an excellent value for fleets and drivers,” said Mark Perini, Magellan’s vice president of automotive business. “We’ve been working diligently with the Samsung team to ensure a compliance-critical solution, and we believe our Hours of Service capability is the best in the market.”